Race Weekend Central

Jeff Gordon Paces First NSCS Practice Session

After weather forced some changes to the scheduled on-track activities on Friday at Kansas Speedway, the first practice session began right around noon. The session lasted for an hour and a half and, at the end, Jeff Gordon was the fastest driver. Gordon ran the fastest lap time of 27.515 sec at 196.257 mph. Gordon …

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Team Chevy Stage Collapses at Kansas Speedway, Weather Forces Schedule Changes

The weather wasn’t cooperating Friday morning at Kansas Speedway and no one knows that better than Team Chevy. .@JeffGordonWeb's visit to @TeamChevy stage today has been canceled. All okay from my understanding. #wind pic.twitter.com/AsKS5IuFKd — Jon Edwards (@JonEdwards24) October 3, 2014 Sprinkles started early and eventually turned into a steady downpour with strong winds, forcing …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Four Drivers Are Out, But Does It Matter?

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AJ Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle, and Aric Almirola … we hardly knew ya. Not that seeing these four drop from Chase contention after the first round was any surprise, of course. In fact, for those of us who filled out our Chase Grid, this round was probably the easiest selection (though I’ll admit I …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Grand Jury or Grandstanding?

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The news we have all been waiting for finally broke on Wednesday in regards to the Tony Stewart / Kevin Ward, Jr. story. With the investigation complete, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo has decided to present the case to a grand jury, despite the fact that those handling the investigation had previously said that they saw …

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NASCAR Mailbox: Jimmie Johnson Is Human? Who Knew!

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With Richmond over and the very first Chase Grid upon us, the excitement and tension is in the air now more than ever. Brad Keselowski is atop the standings, surprisingly enough. If someone would have predicted that Keselowski was going to have the most wins at the end of the regular season, I don’t know …

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Nationwide Insurance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Unveil New Paint Scheme

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The NASCAR Nationwide Series may be turning into the NASCAR XFINITY Series next season, but don’t say goodbye to Nationwide Insurance just yet. The Columbus, Ohio-based insurance company will become one of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s primary sponsors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015. On Wednesday, just prior the XFINITY announcement, Nationwide Insurance unveiled …

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NASCAR To Be Represented in ‘Dancing With The Stars’

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After 19 seasons on the air, ABC’s ultra-popular series Dancing With the Stars will feature a NASCAR star as one of their representatives. According to a report from New York Daily News, two-time Daytona 500 and current Fox Sports analyst Michael Waltrip will be a contestant, the first time NASCAR has a driver on the show. The …

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NASCAR Mailbox: The Lack of Negativity Surrounding Tony Stewart’s Return Was Refreshing

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Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR was a story that wasn’t just a big deal to the NASCAR community. It was a big deal to a lot of people who rarely pay attention to the sport, if ever. Mainstream news organizations were present at Atlanta Motor Speedway, from Friday afternoon when Stewart made his first public …

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